In-Service Specialized and Advanced Training Programs

Who We Are

The Public Safety In-Service Program, operating under the Southeastern Public Safety Institute (SEPSI), offers continuing education and career development advanced/specialized training for public safety practitioners and the communities they serve.

Criminal Justice In-Service Programs

The program also manages the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commissions's (CJSTC) Trust Fund budget for Region IX. This budget allows law enforcement agencies the ability to send their local, active law enforcement professionals to crucial, high demand specialized training at no cost.

All courses offered are approved by the Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission and may be applied to fulfill mandatory retraining requirements.

Instructors who teach career development training are chosen based on subject matter expertise, advanced knowledge and experience in specialized areas.

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Upcoming training for Law Enforcement

Field Training Officer - December 11-15, 2017 for $398 This course is part of FDLE’s CJSTC Advanced Training salary incentive program is designed to enhance an officer’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for job performance. Through interpersonal communication, learning instruction and other techniques, the student will learn to recognize and apply job survival skills to the newly appointed trainee. This seminar is specifically designed for the newly appointed or aspiring FTO. It is not intended for the veteran FTO. Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

Child Sex Crimes Investigations CJSTC#1171 - Jan. 22-26, 2018 for $393   This course will provide an overview of sex crimes investigations for the officer and investigator with limited experience in this area.  Students will learn the skills to investigate child sexual abuse cases effectively. They will be able to understand child sexual abuse and hoe the child either discloses or denies it. Students will gain the knowledge of how to respond to and process sexual abuse scenes. Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

Special Tactical Problems CJSTC#032- Feb. 12-15, 2017 This course addresses specific challenges that law enforcement officer’s encounter and the importance of being prepared physically, tactically and mentally.  The course provides an overview of specialized tasks encountered by patrol and specialized street units. The importance of being prepared for emergency situations and employing sound tactical responses are taught through multiple scenarios.Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

Our Instructor Courses prepare you to be an CJSTC certified General and/or High Liability instructor.
Join us as we offer FDLE course curriculum and proficiency testing to advance your career.

Instructor Techniques, January 22-31, 2018 for $300. Instructor Techniques is a 64-hour FDLE course that is designed to expose a student to the role, responsibility and the skills needed to facilitate and or instructor a course of discipline. Those attending will be required to participate in speeches and classroom presentations.  Students will be required to develop a lesson plan and to present on that plan.  There is an attendance policy and those attending will be required to pass a written exam by a minimum of 85%.   Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

Instructor Techniques Refresher, February 1, 2018 for $115. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) approved Specialized Training Program. The General Instructor Refresher Course was organized and developed to provide refresher training for instructors who have allowed their certification to expire or did not obtain their General Instructor Certification within four years of completing the Florida General Instructor Techniques Course. Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

CMS Defensive Tactics Instructor CJSTC#802- March 12-23, 2018 Trust Fund for Region IX officers until Feb. 23 
The goal of the CMS Defensive Tactics Instructor Course is to train new instructors to teach the CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics course in the Florida CMS Basic Recruit Training Program. Upon completion of this course, instructor students will be eligible for certification by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as a high-liability instructor qualified to teach Defensive Tactics.
Eligibility Requirements:  Students must be a certified general instructor or in the process of obtaining this certification and have 3 years’ experience as a certified criminal justice officer/deputy or 3 years’ experience in defensive tactics.  Students will be required to pass written examination with minimum 85% and demonstrate proficiencies.    

CMS Firearms Instructor CJSTC#801 April 2-6, 2018 for $5500.00   
This CJSTC course teaches the techniques to become a Certified Firearms Instructor and instruct the Florida Criminal Justice Firearms course. This is a high liability course and is required for instructors desiring to teach in the Basic Law Enforcement Recruit Academy.  It is highly recommended that you practice shooting the CJSTC Law Enforcement Qualification course before taking the CMS Firearms Instructor course.  Firearms pre-qualification is completed on the first day.  Firearms pre-qualification proficiency of 85% must be achieved and agencies/students that fail to qualify the first day are not eligible for a refund.
Students are required to pass a written test with at least a score of 85%.  There is a mandatory 100% attendance policy.   Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

We also offer these other public classes.

Service of Non-Enforceable Judicial Process Basic and Refresher classes.

Retiree HR218 Firearms Qualification offered to Florida Residents the first Friday of the month at our indoor range for $78 to shoot one weapon, $95 to shoot two weapons. Read class description.

Basic Driver Improvement Online Course If you just received a traffic ticket for a moving violation or were ordered to take a TCAC class, you can keep points off your driving record and prevent an increase in your auto insurance premium by taking the four-hour course online at Ticket School Online.
Take the course online at Ticket School Online for a fee of $35.

Agency Specific Training NEW FEE schedule beginning July 1, 2017

  • Firing Range:  Flat rate fee of $25.00 per person during normal business hours M‐F (8am‐5pm) (No hour minimum, 4 person minimum)
  • Firing Range:  After hour rate, $25.00 per person plus $31.78 per hour (5pm‐10pm)
  • Driving Range:  $10.00 per hour per person, 1 hour minimum, 4 person minimum 
  • Shoot House:  $10.00 per hour per person, 1 hour minimum, 4 person minimum
  • Defensive Tactics Mat room:  $10.00 per hour per person, 1 hour minimum, 4 person minimum-must pay for a minimum of 4 students 
  • Driving Pad Cone set up:  $50.00

View the full pricing and policy here.

How to Reach Us

Public Safety Training Manager
Michael DiBuono
(727) 614-7026

St. Petersburg College
Allstate Center
3200 34th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711